Willobie His Avisa

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Walter Devereux
The poem Willobie His Avisa States that Avisa's father was "The mayor of the town" .and that the family had fallen on hard times. The father of Penelope Rich was the aristocrat Walter Devereux he was the first Earl of Essex. Essex was the county that Penelope Lived in. The Devereux family had effectively been bankrupted because Queen Elizabeth had forced them to finance her campaign in Ireland.
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